Daily Contact Lenses vs. Monthly Contact Lenses

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses. Wearing contacts proves to be more convenient than wearing eyeglasses for most people. The most common choices are daily and monthly contacts. Deciding which one to purchase can be daunting. If you want to understand which of these suits you best, here’s what you should know.


Daily Contact Lenses


Also known as single-use or disposable lenses, daily contacts are made from a type of material that has high water content. Below are some of the known benefits of wearing these contact lenses:

  • Reduces the risk of infection. Since you change these contact lenses daily, you prevent the accumulation of natural deposits. This makes you less vulnerable to allergies or infections. You also decrease your risk of developing dry eye syndrome when you wear disposable contacts.

  • Ideal for children, first-time wearers, and occasional contact lens wearers. Daily contact lenses are suitable for people who are not used to wearing contact lenses. It can also be a good introduction to first-time contact lens users. If the user is a child, tearing the lenses is not an issue at all because you can just replace them the next day. These contacts are also good for occasional lens wearers. They can wear these lenses only when they play sports or socialize.

  • ·Easy-to-use. It doesn’t take much effort to wear daily contact lenses. You just put them on in the morning and then dispose of them in the evening. Wearing disposable contacts saves you a lot of time in cleaning, disinfecting, and storing.


Monthly Contact Lenses


These contacts are currently becoming more popular. Here are some of the reasons that may convince you to use them:

  • Result in less wastage. Using monthly contact lenses create less waste. You dispose of fewer plastic lenses, blister packs, and boxes after using them. Although monthly contact lenses are still made of thin plastic, you just throw away two of them every month.

  • Reduces costs. If you plan on using contact lenses more frequently, monthly contacts are better for you. Doing so can save you a significant amount on your eye care expenses. It is less expensive to use just a pair of contacts each month than it is to use a pair of contacts daily.

  • Healthier for sensitive eyes. Monthly contacts are beneficial for you if your eyes are sensitive or prone to drying out quickly. They are thicker than daily contact lenses. This feature allows them to retain more moisture, making them more comfortable to wear.

  • Decreases stress. These contacts do not interfere with your daily schedule. They also make your travel itinerary less tedious.

  • More stable and durable. With monthly contact lenses, you can experience comfort, protection, and efficiency. These lenses are resistant to dust, sweat, and dirt as well.

Your eye care provider can help you decide which type of contact lens can work best for you. At Coers Family Eyecare P.C., we always assist our patients in choosing the right kind of eyewear for their optic care needs. Please visit our clinic in Columbus, Indiana, for an in-person consultation. You can also call us at 812-408-8400 for appointment scheduling or inquiries about our contact lens packages.





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